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Community Spotlight 5/10/12

The Anime Vice community is spreading like a virus with no cure,... but in a good way.

Another week and a filling wiki database is a good enough reason for yet another Anime Vice Community Spotlight. Tom was able to share with us a lot of new stories over the week. He had another great interview with Richie Branson about his Otaku Tuesday project and his latest anime rap "Bring Back Toonami". Fresh off the original EUREKA SEVEN anime, Tom has begun watching the sequel EUREKA SEVEN: ASTRAL OCEAN. The Comm-Service had a lost of great stories, as well. Hope you're checking them all out and inviting others to join in on our community fun.

I'm thinking about putting a new emphasis on Wiki Tasks to format the wiki pages and get them a bit more unified. Wiki editors should keep their eyes on the Wiki Tasks section for some new bounties soon.

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Anime AMV Showcase

I've never really watched the WITCHBLADE anime series before. Probably because I wasn't sure where I could watch it legally. I saw this AMV recently, and the series sure looks pretty well produced. Surprising given it's based on a US comic. Normally, comics to anime are never really well done.

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Darokion May 10, 2012 at 8:08 p.m.

Witchblade was on IFC a while back (wihch is also where I caught Hell Girl and Speedgrapher) which is where I caught it. Not sure where or if it's streaming legally right now. It's actually a surprisingly good show considering what a train wreck it could have easily become.

takashichea moderator on May 10, 2012 at 9:54 p.m.

I haven't even heard of WitchBlade, too. It doesn't have a comic book style or "American Animation." It looks more anime. As I watched the AMV, this fan service anime has an unusual amount of action. I'm interested in it. I'm more for action and comedy than fan service when I look for good anime.

Congrats everyone! Many college wiki editors are dealing with finals this month. For high school wiki editors, hang in there guys and gals. It's amazing that they are still busting out wiki work.

Keep up the great blogs, wiki, and comments, everyone.

Edit:

I missed the part where you said it is based on a comic book.

takashichea moderator on May 10, 2012 at 9:59 p.m.

I think I like the comic book version's design better than the anime.

EganTheVile1on May 11, 2012 at 3:59 a.m.
I have watched a few episodes of the Witchblade anime, also on IFC, it is drastically different from the comic book, aside the title object. The two have different heroines in possession of the Witchblade, Sarah being the comic book version, cant remember the anime Witchblade's name. They are essentially the same thing though, may be wrong but I think Sarah was even mentioned in an episode of the anime.
sickVisionz moderator on May 11, 2012 at 7:02 a.m.

@takashichea said:

I think I like the comic book version's design better than the anime.

It's a bit more realistic when it comes to proportions. Additionally, the anime Witchblade looks like a powersuit while the comic version looks like LotR, Game of Thrones, King Arthur, dragonish organic thing that grows out of her.

The Darkness > both though.

cynically_happyon May 11, 2012 at 9:53 a.m.

@sickVisionz: Yeah, Anime's not the place to go for realistic proportions, also the Darkness comic or the Darkness game?

sickVisionz moderator on May 11, 2012 at 11:46 a.m.

@cynically_happy: The comic.

sotyfan16on May 12, 2012 at 12:24 a.m.

Witchblade is a decent anime. What I really enjoyed was the Top Cow interview in the special features. I threw together my thoughts in a blog about 2 years ago. Here: http://www.animevice.com/profile/sotyfan16/witchblade-blu-ray/107-4436/

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